England tour of United Arab Emirates, 3rd T20I: England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Feb 27, 2012
England won by 5 runs
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
27 February 2012 - night match (20-over match)
  England innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
KP Pietersen not out 62 91 52 6 1 119.23
View dismissal C Kieswetter c Shoaib Malik b Saeed Ajmal 17 21 17 1 1 100.00
4.3 top catch! That was very well taken at long on. Kieswetter looked to have struck it cleanly but it didn't quite have the legs. Shoaib Malik ran around the boundary then took it sliding on his knees near the rope 29/1
View dismissal RS Bopara c †Umar Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
5.4 gone! Cheema deserved that for a probing spell. Bopara drove and got a thick edge which Umar Akmal took sharply diving to his right. He's dropped easier ones than that 37/2
View dismissal EJG Morgan run out (Misbah-ul-Haq/Shahid Afridi) 9 15 11 0 0 81.81
9.4 Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, slapped to extra cover, a misfield, and trouble...Morgan run out. Pietersen took three steps down the wicket and then sent Morgan back and he was stranded, no need for the third umpire 62/3
View dismissal JM Bairstow b Saeed Ajmal 3 9 8 0 0 37.50
12.2 this offie gets past the attempted cut and takes out off stump. So no young-gunning from Jonny Boy today, backing away once more, trying to cut and done by one that squirts under the bat and onto off stump 72/4
View dismissal JC Buttler lbw b Saeed Ajmal 7 14 13 0 0 53.84
15.4 fired in full and quicker and Buttler tries to sweep and misses, struck low on the pad and given out leg before as Buttler falls over, another slightly ungainly ending for the young lad 89/5
View dismissal SR Patel st †Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 16 9 10 1 1 160.00
17.5 but gone this time coming down the track and swinging and missing, easy stumping that my mother could have completed, so even a gimmie for Akmal 109/6
SCJ Broad* not out 6 11 7 0 0 85.71
Extras (lb 1, w 7) 8
  Total (6 wickets; 20 overs; 91 mins) 129 (6.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Mohammad Hafeez 4 0 22 0 5.50 9 2 0
View wicket Aizaz Cheema 4 0 25 1 6.25 6 0 1
5.4 to Bopara, gone! Cheema deserved that for a probing spell. Bopara drove and got a thick edge which Umar Akmal took sharply diving to his right. He's dropped easier ones than that 37/2
  Umar Gul 4 0 39 0 9.75 7 2 1 (3w)
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 4 0 23 4 5.75 13 2 1
4.3 to Kieswetter, top catch! That was very well taken at long on. Kieswetter looked to have struck it cleanly but it didn't quite have the legs. Shoaib Malik ran around the boundary then took it sliding on his knees near the rope 29/1
12.2 to Bairstow, this offie gets past the attempted cut and takes out off stump. So no young-gunning from Jonny Boy today, backing away once more, trying to cut and done by one that squirts under the bat and onto off stump 72/4
15.4 to Buttler, fired in full and quicker and Buttler tries to sweep and misses, struck low on the pad and given out leg before as Buttler falls over, another slightly ungainly ending for the young lad 89/5
17.5 to Patel, but gone this time coming down the track and swinging and missing, easy stumping that my mother could have completed, so even a gimmie for Akmal 109/6
  Shahid Afridi 4 0 19 0 4.75 12 2 0
  Pakistan innings (target: 130 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Awais Zia lbw b Swann 23 33 28 1 1 82.14
7.2 length, played across the line, a huge cry for leg before and given out after an age. Deary me did the umpire take his time! But up goes the finger, replays suggest it pitched outside leg, even thought it spun sharply and probably hitting leg stump 48/2
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c & b Dernbach 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
1.1 length and chipped back to the bowler and taken! Hafeez falls first ball! Simply popping a straight ball back to Dernbach who took the catch easily at shoulder height to his left 8/1
View dismissal Asad Shafiq run out (Buttler/†Kieswetter) 34 48 32 3 0 106.25
12.1 from Patel, worked into the leg side and they try to scramble a second but the dive is short. It was great work from Kieswetter who had to take the ball a long way away from the stumps but got the ball back with quick hands to run Shafiq out 76/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* b Dernbach 28 56 32 2 0 87.50
19.6 bowled him!! A slower ball out of the back of the hand, Misbah swings and missed and loses his leg stump. England win by five runs, an absolute thriller of a game! 124/6
View dismissal Umar Akmal c Swann b Broad 22 25 23 1 0 95.65
18.3 smashed straight up in the air and taken at long off. Another ball outside off, heave into the air and well taken by Swann out of the desert sky 113/4
View dismissal Shahid Afridi run out (Bairstow/†Kieswetter) 3 6 2 0 0 150.00
19.2 from Dernbach, slapped down to long on, the through comes back to the keeper's end, gone!! Afridi is run out trying to come back for the second, a fantastic flat, quick return to Kieswetter who again did brilliantly get the ball back onto the stumps 120/5
Hammad Azam not out 2 3 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 7, w 5) 12
  Total (6 wickets; 20 overs; 88 mins) 124 (6.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  ST Finn 4 0 31 0 7.75 10 2 1 (1w)
View wickets JW Dernbach 4 0 24 2 6.00 6 1 0 (2w)
1.1 to Mohammad Hafeez, length and chipped back to the bowler and taken! Hafeez falls first ball! Simply popping a straight ball back to Dernbach who took the catch easily at shoulder height to his left 8/1
19.6 to Misbah-ul-Haq, bowled him!! A slower ball out of the back of the hand, Misbah swings and missed and loses his leg stump. England win by five runs, an absolute thriller of a game! 124/6
View wicket SCJ Broad 4 0 24 1 6.00 11 3 0
18.3 to Umar Akmal, smashed straight up in the air and taken at long off. Another ball outside off, heave into the air and well taken by Swann out of the desert sky 113/4
  SR Patel 4 0 18 0 4.50 10 1 0
View wicket GP Swann 4 0 20 1 5.00 8 0 0 (1w)
7.2 to Awais Zia, length, played across the line, a huge cry for leg before and given out after an age. Deary me did the umpire take his time! But up goes the finger, replays suggest it pitched outside leg, even thought it spun sharply and probably hitting leg stump 48/2

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England won the 3-match series 2-1
Player of the match - KP Pietersen (England)
Player of the series - KP Pietersen (England)
Umpires - Shozab Raza (Pakistan) and Zameer Haider (Pakistan)
TV umpire - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - Ahmed Shahab (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 2 wickets)
    • England: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 1
    • England: 100 runs in 17.2 overs (104 balls), Extras 7
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 47 balls (5 x 4)
    • Innings Break: England - 129/6 in 20.0 overs (KP Pietersen 62, SCJ Broad 6)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 8
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 16.2 overs (98 balls), Extras 10
 
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